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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Servant of the Lord
Servant of the Lord Yahweh describes 15 or 16 characters as “my servant” throughout the Old Testament. In biblical scholarship, the phrase usually refers to the servant figure who appears in the Servant Songs of Isaiah (Isa 42:1–4 with Isa 42:5–9; 49:1–6 with Isa 49:7–12; 50:4–9 with Isa 50:10–11; Isa
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Servant of the Lord
Servant of the Lord. Grand title applied to a variety of persons in the Bible. The basic term, servant, covers a range of meanings. Used some 800 times in the OT alone, servant refers to a slave (with less stigma than in most recent history), to an officer close to the king, or to the chosen leader of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Servant of the Lord
Servant of the Lord [Heb. ʿeḇeḏ yhwh]. This designation of a divinely appointed servant has arisen from studies in the so-called servant oracles of Isaiah, although the actual phrase does not occur in those passages. Much discussion has focused on the problem of the identity of the servant who was
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Servant of the Lord
SERVANT OF THE LORD Title applied to a variety of persons in the Bible. The basic term, “servant,” covers a range of meanings. Used some 800 times in the OT alone, “servant” refers to a slave, to an officer close to the king, or to the chosen leader of God’s people.Isaiah 41:8–9 defines this highest
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Servant of the Lord
SERVANT OF THE LORD. The Heb. ’ebed YHWH is a designation of one who stands in special relationship to Yahweh and is charged with a special mission. The full formal employment of the term appears prominently with the name Moses (cf Josh 1:1 ff., ASV; 1 Chr 6:49; 2 Chr 1:3; Neh 1:7; 10:29).The plural,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Servant of the Lord
Servant of the LordOne who belongs to Yahweh and seeks to do his will. The OT designates many individuals as servants of Yahweh (ʿeḇeḏ YHWH): Abraham (Gen. 26:24), Moses (e.g., Exod. 14:31; Deut. 34:5; Josh. 1:2, 13), Joshua (Judg. 2:8), David (e.g., 2 Sam. 3:18; Ezek. 34:23–24), Hezekiah (2 Chr.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Servant of the Lord
Servant of the Lord (Heb. ˓eḇeḏ YHWH).† Devotees of any god were called “servants” of that deity. In the Old Testament individuals such as Moses, Joshua, and David, various classes of people—especially kings and prophets, and Israel collectively (Ps. 136:22) are called “servants” of Yahweh. In
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Servant of Yahweh
Servant of yahwehFour passages in Isaiah 40–55 are conventionally designated as the “Servant Songs” on the understanding that they together present a distinctive vision of a particular “Servant of Yahweh” or “Suffering Servant” to whom is entrusted a special mission on behalf of his people. This
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Servant of the Lord
SERVANT OF THE LORD The title given to an important figure appearing in Isa 40–55. The word “servant” appears twenty times in those chapters (once in the plural). Subsections of these chapters where the servant appears prominently are called the “Servant Songs.” Scholars usually speak of four Servant
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Servant Songs
Servant Songs. The four passages in *Deutero-Isaiah (Is. 42:1–4; 49:1–6; 50:4–9; and 52:13–53:12) describing the person and character of the ‘Servant of the Lord’. They were first isolated from their contexts and seen as an entity by B. *Duhm. In his commentary on Isaiah, Duhm challenged the prevalent
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Servant of Jehovah
SERVANT OF JEHO´VAH (“My servant,” etc.). A term used figuratively in several senses:1. A worshiper of God (Neh. 1:10) and Daniel in particular (Dan. 6:20); pious persons, such as Abraham (Ps. 105:6, 42), Joshua (Josh. 24:29; Judg. 2:8), and many others.2. A minister or ambassador of God on some special
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